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Mairéad Farrell - an unfinished conversation

Mairéad Farrell - an unfinished conversation

Mir Cinema (Kazlova, 4a)
Film Screening

Martina Durac
2013, Ireland, 60 min

Original languages: English, Ireland 
Subtitle language: Russian

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This documentary from Loopline Film investigates the life and death of Mairéad Farrell who in 1988 was shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar along with two other unarmed members of the IRA. Due to her youth, her gender and her stature within the IRA, Farrell was quickly subsumed into the pantheon of Irish republican martyrs. To the British, she was a terrorist. To her family, she was a victim of Irish history.

Directed by Martina Durac and produced by Vanessa Gildea, this documentary is a conscious act of memory as historian Bríona Nic Dhiarmada (co-producer) revisits her memories in an attempt to make sense of her life and death.